Royal Oak Shopping
Funky salons, vintage boutiques, art and antique galleries, record shops and specialty stores like Ewe-nique Knits, Made in the Mitten and Noir Leather make Royal Oak the ideal destination for an afternoon of retail therapy.
Royal Oak Bars & Entertainment
If laughter is the best medicine, a night out at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle is sure to cure what ails you. For 40 years, the club has showcased the best comic talent in the country. Wednesday is open mic night.
The historic Royal Oak Music Theatre is an awesome club-style venue with a full calendar of live events, from concerts to comedy.
Royal Oak offers several bar and lounge options. For a nightclub vibe, check out SCL Royal Oak or Fifth Avenue. Make your way to The Morrie for live music. For a more chill atmosphere, go to O’Tooles or The Rock on Third. Coming this spring, Pinky’s Rooftop Bar, a new upscale cocktail lounge with seasonal outdoor seating will make its way to the scene.
Make a night of it and stay at Royal Oak’s newest hotel, Hyatt Place – Detroit Royal Oak.
Royal Oak Events
For the ultimate Motor City experience, mark your calendar for the Woodward Dream Cruise, which happens the third Saturday in August. The cruise course covers a 16 mile stretch of Woodward Avenue, which runs through Royal Oak. This celebration of car culture draws 1.5 million visitors and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, collector and special-interest vehicles.
Labor Day weekend’s Arts, Beats & Eats is heavy on the beats, with performances by local and national acts from a variety of music genres. Stroll through rows of paintings, sculptures and photography by talented artisans, let the kids enjoy some games and rides, then grab some grub in a food tent or one of several local restaurants.